Paul gets up late for his morning watch after a night of no sleep while piloting the SV Bella Luna North toward Baltimore. Lot of open ocean, a couple ships passing in the night, a 64 foot high bridge and a 63.5 foot tall mast, and a long cruise through the Intercoastal Waterway for an emotion reunion with the rest of the SV Bella Luna.
Carlsbad High School’s 11-time National Champion varsity dance team, the Lancer Dancers, will be performing in their annual holiday dance Showcase Thursday, December 8 through Saturday, December 10, 2016 on campus at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center. The shows begin at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and a Saturday matinee is also offered at 2 p.m.
“This special annual program is a great opportunity for family, friends and the community to experience firsthand the elite level of talent the Lancer Dancers work so diligently to achieve,” said Lancer Dancers Booster Club President, Jen Cervantes, whose daughter is on the team. “The girls have been working very hard in recent months to perfect their own routines and refine the choreography for the Junior Lancer Dancers in preparation for Showcase.”
Paul wakes up in Turks & Cacos to find that the squalls passing through during the night had balled up the anchor chain. There were other issues as well. But the crew’s time was not all spent fixing the SV Bella Luna. Nope. They got in some fishing, and better yet got into the beautifully clear, warm water of the Turks and Caicos.
Brendan O’Farrell and Michael Surmanian present donation to Brad Holland.
Carlsbad, California based DCN Diagnostics (one of those local tech companies whose products are nearly impossible to understand unless you have a PhD) has donated $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad as a way of celebrating the company’s 10th anniversary.
“Our goal as a company has always been to create positive outcomes for our clients, our employees and for the broader communities in which we live and work,” says DCN’s President and Founding Partner, Dr. Brendan O’Farrell. “The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad provide an essential service to the Carlsbad community, including to the children of many DCN employees. We are proud to be able to support them on the occasion of our 10th anniversary.”
For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.
Paul, without his family, takes the SV Bella Luna out into the open ocean on the way North to Baltimore with a new crew. On the way they have some engine trouble, are joined by a pod of dolphins, and eat what Paul describes as the worst meal of the voyage.
Alpha Chi Omega Volunteer Spotters with Auctioneer Eddie Maldonado – Courtesy Joanna Herr
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s 35th Annual Black and White Masquerade Gala brought 500 guests to Carlsbad’s Omni La Costa Resort on September 24, 2016 for a terrific time and to help raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.
“I am so proud of the fun, memorable evening we created,” said Chair Barbi Nelson. Co-Chair Viola Wheelihan added, “Thanks to the talented members of the event committee, we were able to exceed our fundraising goals!”
For the official word from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.
The crew of the SV Bella Luna survive the winter and with spring coming in they head back to Tortola to sale her back north for the summer. If you’re enjoying following along on this Carlsbad family’s journey, click here to check out the SV Bella Luna store. There you can snag hats, shirts, and other goodies with the SVBL logo on it and help support the trip.
Talk about parent traps. God Of Carnage, a one-act comedy, takes you on an adventure into the darkest, most terrifying recesses of American life: parenthood.
When two New York couples meet to discuss their sons’ playground tussle, a civilized evening of pleasantries and small talk erupts in a chaotic explosion of anarchy and vitriol. GOD OF CARNAGE delivered a sucker-punch to the Broadway scene, taking home the 2009 Tony for Best Play and earning knock-out reviews. This production boasts an all-star cast of NVA veterans: Manny Fernandes, Melissa Fernandes, Jeffrey Jones*, and our own Executive Artistic Director, Kristianne Kurner!
Pay-what-you-want previews begin Friday, October 14, 2016. For more information, please click the link.
Paul and the crew look for a big berth for the 24 foot beam, 42 foot long SV Bella Luna, celebrate Bella’s 10th birthday, and head south to Tortola, British Virgin Islands to check in on the boat itself. This whole sailing thing is much more complicated that it seems. Click play and you’ll see what we mean.